The 2017 Workshop on Phylogenomics will be held in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, from 22 January – 4 February. This will be the first version of the Workshop on Phylogenomics, which extends on topics developed in both the Workshop on Molecular Evolution and the Workshop on Genomics placing them in a phylogenomic framework.
This workshop brings together an international collection of faculty members and Workshop participants to study and discuss current ideas and techniques for exploring phylogenomics. The Workshop consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover theoretical and conceptual aspects of large-scale phylogenetics and phylogenomics, with a strong emphasis on data analysis.
The Workshop places a strong focus on molecular phylogenetics performed at genome-wide scales (phylogenomics), and covers all aspects of phylogenomics workflows. The workshop will cover main aspects of phylogenomics: the reconstruction of species trees from large-scale genomics data. In addition, we will explore the use of phylogenomic data to 1) study species divergence and trait evolution patterns, 2) reconstruct and analyze genome-wide collections of species trees to detect orthology and paralogy, and 3) study genome dynamics along species trees.
A majority of the schedule is dedicated to hands-on learning activities designed by faculty and the workshop team. This interactive experience provides Workshop participants with the practical experience required to meet the challenges presented by modern evolutionary sciences.
The Workshop registration fee is $1,800. This amount does not cover travel, lodging or boarding. Many important details about this and other topics can be read on our FAQ page and a map of important locations: Workshop Guide.
Detailed information about housing and discounted rates can be viewed here.
A full schedule can be viewed below. Modifications and additions to the schedule may be made at any time prior to the beginning of the Workshop; however, the overall content and structure will remain largely the same.
The Workshop on Genomics is organized and Co-directed by:
Toni Gabaldon, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona
Jordi Paps Montserrat, University of Essex, UK
Guy Leonard, University of Exeter, UK
Scott Handley, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
Week 1: 22-28 January, 2017
Week 2: 29 January – 4 February, 2017
|29 Jan||All Day||Everyone||Free Day||Anywhere|
|30 Jan||9a – 12p||Joe Bielawski||Detecting Selection (Parts 1 and 2 & 3)||Monastery|
|2p – 5p||Joe Bielawski||Detecting Selection Lab (PAML Basic and Advanced Tutorials)||Study Centre|
|7p – 10p||Workshop Instructors (Rosa & Marina)||Techniques for Generating Phylogenomic Data Matrices: Transcriptomics vs. Genomics||Study Centre|
|31 Jan||9a – 12p||Laura Kubatko||Species Tree Estimation||Monastery|
|2p – 5p||Laura Kubatko||SVDquartets Lab (Intro & tutorial + gene tree distribution demo)||Study Centre|
|7p – 10p||Workshop Instructors (Lisa & Miguel)||Tree Editing and Visualization / Open Lab||Study Centre|
|1 Feb||9a – 12p||Matthew Hahn||Analysis of Gene Gain and Loss (Parts 1, 2 and 3)||Monastery|
|2p – 5p||Matthew Hahn||CAFE Lab (tutorial – updated)||Study Centre|
|7p – 10p||Matthew Hahn||CAFE Lab cont. / Open Lab||Study Centre|
|2 Feb||9a – 12p||Céline Scornavacca||Non-Vertical Evolution and Phylogenetic Networks (Intro & Methods)||Monastery|
|2p – 5p||Céline Scornavacca||Non-Vertical Evolution Lab (data – practical)||Study Centre|
|7p – 10p||Workshop Instructors||Open Lab||Study Centre|
|3 Feb||9a – 12p||Jordi Paps Montserrat | Everyone||LBA & Animal Nightmares | Open Lab||Study Centre|
|2p – 5p||Jordi Paps Montserrat | Everyone||Downloading your data | Final Open Lab||Study Centre|
|7p – 10p||Everyone||End of Workshop Dinner (6p) and Party||Hostinec Depo|
|4 Feb||All Day||Everyone||Departure|